Comment invited on Suncor base mine extension proposal
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project, located approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the Suncor Energy Inc.and provide feedback related to the proposed project. Comments received will support the Agency in the preparation of a summary of issues. Once completed, the Agency will provide the summary of issues to the proponent,
Written comments in either official language will be accepted until March 23, 2020.
Comments can be submitted online by visiting theon the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number ). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.
For more information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac.
As next steps, the proponent will provide the Agency with a detailed project description, which will include a response to the summary of issues. Taking into consideration the information submitted by the proponent, as well as comments received during the public comment period and other relevant information, the Agency will determine whether a federal impact assessment is required for the proposed project. If one is required, the public and Indigenous groups will have additional opportunities to comment over the course of the impact assessment process.